9:00 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Governor Beshear Announces Jobs in Cadiz

Cadiz 's Transcraft  is investing $3M to add 80 new jobs, build a new 12,000 sq ft painting facility and purchase new equipment. Governor Beshear stopped in Cadiz for the announcement yesterday.  He says to encourage the investment, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority initially approved Transcraft Corp. for tax incentives up to $2 million dollars through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

8:58 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Paducah Mandates Alcoholic Beverage Server Training


The Paducah City Commission approved an ordinance last night requiring alcoholic beverage training for persons licensed for or employed in the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink.  The training is to include the identification of false documents, recognition of intoxication, and liability issues.  It is also to explain how to handle different scenarios such as confronting a patron who needs to be cut off.  Current employees must receive training within 90 days of the ordinance’s adoption and all employees hired afterwards have 60 days from their date of hire to complete the program.  R

8:57 am
Wed April 25, 2012

KY Absentee Ballots

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says if you can’t to get to the polls on Election Day you may be able to vote by absentee ballot. Soldiers overseas and students on out-of-state campuses are eligible. State law allows anyone who will be traveling and won’t be able to get to their local polls to cast absentee ballots ahead of the May 22nd primary. The elderly and disabled may also be able to do so. People in hospital and, in some instances, jail also can vote absentee. You should contact your local county clerk to request a mail-in absentee ballot.

8:56 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Liberal groups lash Illinois governor on Medicaid

A national liberal advocacy group is criticizing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's proposed solution to the state's Medicaid crisis.  Families USA is issuing a report Wednesday estimating job losses of more than 25,000 if Illinois cuts Medicaid spending by 2 point 7 billion dollars.  That's a reaction to Governor Quinn's call for the Legislature to stop pushing unpaid Medicaid bills into future years.

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9:53 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Cats Leaving Early

The University of Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together.  Now, as Kentucky Public Radio's Alan Lytle reports, the five history-making players will go their separate ways in the NBA Draft.

WKMS Press Releases
4:37 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

WKMS News Wins Associated Press Awards

The Kentucky Associated Press has notified WKMS News that its work for Murray State’s listener supported radio service has won two 1st place awards of excellence in its newly reorganized non-commercial radio category of competition. WKMS was among first-place winners with “The Best of Show” award in the Radio category.  Radio stations across the Commonwealth participated in the 2012 Kentucky Associated Press Awards competition.   

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4:47 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

WKMS-HD and 92.5 FM Interruption for Generator Installation

Work is underway installing an emergency generator at the WKMS LBL transmission center.  This will require turning off the HD transmitter.  As a result WKMS-HD channels and service at 92.5 FM, Paducah will be off the air for several hours as needed.  We apologize for this inconvenience. NOTE: This will not affect our web streams.

Click here to see some photos of the new generator site.

11:37 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Reward Offered in Bardwell Fire Inquiry

Bardwell city officials are offering a $2,000 dollar reward for information about a suspicious downtown weekend fire. The blaze occurred late Saturday night, burning down four abandoned buildings along Front Street and damaging others. 80 firefighters from eight rural cities responded to the fire.

11:25 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Calloway Co 3rd healthiest KY county

Calloway County is the third healthiest county in Kentucky according to a new online report from The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

9:35 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Kentucky Students Compete in Career Skills


The 2012 SkillsUSA Kentucky State Conference is under way in Louisville, and today is contest day for hundreds of career and technical education students from across the state.  They’ll compete in areas like automotive technology, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity and welding.  The students are from high schools as well as community and technical colleges. Winners will compete in the national championships in June in Kansas City, Missouri.